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Events Calendar

Conferences/public lectures

The Centre normally holds 3 one-two day conferences in the academic year, and may host others,  as well as offering public lectures.  The Stephen Copley lecture is held annually, and CECS staff have given papers for the York Festival of Ideas.

Research Seminars

Where the CECS community of staff and students gather to hear and debate the latest research about the eighteenth century. Centre research seminars are held regularly in term time on Tuesdays at 4.30pm in KG/07 at the King's Manor.

Postgraduate Forum

The CECS Postgraduate Forum is a student-lead interdisciplinary research group that meets to listen to and discuss papers from fellow York postgrads, students from other universities, and visiting professors, in a relaxed and friendly environment.


Forthcoming Events

Previous events

Defining a transnational colonial picturesque?- Ireland, Jamaica and Saint Domingue (Haiti)

Thursday 17 June 2021

The annual Copley lecture is in commemoration of Stephen Copley, one of the Centre's founding members.

Julio Cortázar and Lord Houghton’s “Everyman” Keats: Vida y Cartas, or Biography in Translation

Tuesday 8 June 2021

CECS Research Seminar with Olivia Loksing Moy (Lehman College, CUNY)

'About the World in every bodies pocket': Bluestockings in Ladies' Memorandum Books

Tuesday 1 June 2021

CECS Postgraduate Forum with Holly Day (University of York)

Celebrity Pornographic Characters and Harris’s List of Covent-Garden Ladies

Tuesday 25 May 2021

CECS Research Seminar with Amelia Dale (SUIBE, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics)

Melancholy and Despair Among Early Modern English Women: A Case Study of Hannah Allen's Satan's Methods and Malic Baffled (1683)

Tuesday 18 May 2021

CECS Postgraduate Forum with Daniel Beaumont (University of Auckland)